Jehan’s Fighting and Fencing at the Fort

Fort Knox Maine tower with Endewearde coat of arms bannerFighting, fencing, and a tavern with a warm fire and good company!

April 28, 2018 at Historic Fort Knox, Maine
gate opens at 9am and closes at 5pm (anticipated)

 Come join the brave fighters and fencers of the Barony of Endewearde, and friends from beyond our borders, within the granite Fort Knox.

Jehan’s Fighting and Fencing at the Fort will feature adult rapier and armored combat tournaments, with some melees (think stair pit); as well as the Baronial Rapier Championship.

For those not martially inclined, there will be warming fire tended by Lord Ragnar as well as competitions in Arts and Sciences and a Baronial Court.

We will also be holding an All Comers Memorial Tournament in the name of all those we have lost from the Barony.  Details to follow!

We encourage you to bring your own food, as there will be no day board. 

Entry Fees

$7 for Adults (18+)
Youths 17 and under enter free!!

All adults showing proof of current SCA Membership will receive a $5 discount on their site fee

No reservations required or accepted.

Staff

Event Steward: Lord Calvius Nero

Deputy : Lord Edmund Beneyt

Event Location 

Fort Knox Historic State Park
US Route 174
Prospect, ME 04416

Directions:

From Belfast: Proceed north on US Rte 1, through Searsport and Stockton Springs, immediately before crossing the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge, take a left onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.

From Bar Harbor: Follow US Rte. 1 south across the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge, immediately adjacent to the town of Bucksport. Once over the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.

From Bangor: On Rte. 1A South….follow Rte 1A South through the towns of Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort and Prospect. In Prospect Center, take a left onto Rte. 174. Follow Rte 174 approximately 4 miles. Fort Knox will be on your left. On Rte 15 South….follow Rte 15 South through the city of Brewer and the towns of Orrington and Bucksport. In Bucksport, take a right onto US Rte.1 South and proceed over the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Immediately upon exiting the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.

Schedule for East Kingdom Twelfth Night

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES AT TWELFTH NIGHT

 SanctuaryFeast HallVestryClassrooms
10:00Morning CourtA&S Display & Gift Baskets
10:30A&S Display & Gift BasketsClassroom 2:
Athena's Thimble
11:00Performances
Photo Booth
A&S Display & Gift Baskets
A&S Consultation Table
Performances
DayboardClassroom 2:
Athena's Thimble
11:30Performances
Photo Booth
A&S Display & Gift Baskets
A&S Consultation Table
Performances
Dayboard
Dance
Classroom 2:
Athena's Thimble
NoonPerformances
Photo Booth
A&S Display & Gift Baskets
A&S Consultation Table
Performances
Dayboard
Dance
12:30Performances
Photo Booth
A&S Display & Gift Baskets
A&S Consultation Table
Performances
Dayboard
Dance
1:00Performances
Photo Booth
A&S Display & Gift Baskets
Drop-in Performances
Dayboard
Dance
Classroom 1:
Class - Heralding Court
1:30Performances
Photo Booth
A&S Display & Gift Baskets
Performances
Classroom 1:
Class - Heralding Court
2:00Performances
Photo Booth
A&S Display & Gift Baskets
Performances
Classroom 2:
Runnymede Tea
2:30A&S Display & Gift Baskets | PerformancesClassroom 2:
Runnymede Tea
3:00Classroom 2:
Runnymede Tea
3:30 - 5:00Afternoon Court Begins
5:30Feast BeginsYouth Pizza Party Begins
8:00Feast EndsPizza Party Ends

ACTIVITIES AT TWELFTH NIGHT

This is a partial list of possible activities that will be held. Details will be confirmed and a day schedule will be published closer to the event.

  • There will be a Royal Court of Their Royal Majesties Ivan Ivanov yvnuk Tzardikov and Matilde de Cadenet.
  • Their Excellencies Baron Ane du Vey and Baroness Sylvia du Vey will not be holding baronial court at this event. They will instead be holding baronial court at the Feast of Saint Sylvester (January 13, 2018) and the Tourney of Love (February 10, 2018).
  • There will be a class on court heraldry taught by Master Malcolm Bowman.
  • Athena’s Thimble is in the planning stage to hold an embroidery panel.
  • There will be a Kingdom Arts & Sciences Consultation Table where you can have your Arts & Sciences documentation reviewed or ask questions about how to document your item. You can learn more about this process by reading the East Kingdom Gazette article A&S Consultation Table Deputy.
  • There may be dancing.
  • There will be an evening feast. If you plan to attend feast you must pre-register. There are still several seats left as of mid November 2017.

In addition Mistress Agatha Wanderer would like to issue a challenge for 12th Night Unto All Artisans of the East: Make one or more items for the Royal Gift Chest to be displayed and gifted to Their Majesties. You may choose to make a dozen of the same item, or a few different items.

Hotel Reservation Deadline for Kingdom Twelfth Night: Wednesday, December 6, 2017

There is a hotel group rate available for East Kingdom Twelfth Night event at the Fireside Inn and Suites. The rate is for January 5th and 6th, 2018. Please indicate you would like the “SCA” block rate when you call. This hotel is centrally located 1.5 miles away from the event site.

Attached to the hotel you will find Geaghan’s Pub & Craft Brewery which has excellent food and tasty beer. Just across the street is Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway Bangor if you’re interested in a little late night entertainment (with free parking). Please try to make all reservations before Dec 6th when the block will be dispersed to the general public.

There are also many fine hotels in the greater Bangor area including one hotel in the center of downtown Bangor that is within walking distance to the event venue.

Garb Get Together (Orono): Sunday, December 3, 2017

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Lady Admiranda Howard will be hosting a garb get together at her home in Orono, Maine on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The workshop will start at 10 AM and will run until 4 PM.

This is an opportunity to work on your new SCA garb or to swing by and get help & inspiration for a new project. With three winter events coming up in 2018 in the Barony of Endewearde, East Kingdom Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) the Feast of Saint Sylvester (Jan. 13) and the Tourney of Love (Feb. 10) there is ample opportunity to dress in your fanciest court garb.

FOLLOW DETAILS ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

If you read the Garb Get Together event page on facebook you can ask questions and learn more about the workshop prior to December 3rd.

Metal Casting Techniques Workshop: Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Time: Noon – 3:30 PM
Location: private home, Dedham, Maine
Host: Lord William of Wyndhaven
Instructor: Lord John Fowler

Lord John Fowler will be visiting Lord William of Wyndhaven to offer a a class and workshop on sand casting. Sand casting is good for one-off or small-run casting in silver, bronze, copper, and brass. He has used it for medallions, buckles, sword pommels & brooches.

There will be a talk & show & tell for maybe the first hour or so. The rest of the time will be devoted to playing with the equipment and materials I am bringing up. I think I have enough gear to have maybe three people working at once, so we’ll have to take turns or work in groups. But if all goes well we should be able to do maybe three batches of three small-ish bronze castings (a buckle, medallion, brooch, etc.).

If you already have a model that might work for sandcasting, bring it, and we’ll try to cast it, or tell you why we can’t! The instructor will bring some models, too. For the sake of time and to make sure there are enough materials on hand, let’s try to keep the student pieces on the smaller side (something with the volume of maybe five US quarters or less would seem reasonable – that would come out to an ounce of metal.

Flat-backed is easiest, and there cannot be any undercuts. The model will basically be pressed into moist sand, and will then need to be removed without disturbing the sand. A pewter site token or award medallion from a soapstone casting would be great. Hardened (baked) polymer clay (Sculpey, Fimo, etc.) would be a good modeling material if you want to make something.

We can do silver, but you’ll have to bring your own silver 🙂

The instructor will be handling the molten metal, but you should still bring at least safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you want to stand closer, a face shield, hat, gloves, and long sleeves or welding jacket should be added to that list. You could also bring files and/or a rotary tool with cutting and grinding attachments, for cleaning up your castings (BYO safety gear for those things!).

Plain ol’ work clothes. SCA garb not necessary. Bring a chair, if you like.

Molten bronze is quite dangerous so we will have to ask that younger kids not be in the garage for at least some parts of this.

This will all be a bit freeform.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 

You can follow the facebook event link Metal Casting Workshop at William’s to see what questions others are asking about this workshop and to contact the instructor.

 

Metal Casting Techniques: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Time: Noon – 3:30 PM
Location: private home, Dedham, Maine
Host: Lord William of Wyndhaven
Instructor: Lord John Fowler

Lord John Fowler will be visiting Lord William of Wyndhaven to offer a a class and workshop on sand casting. Sand casting is good for one-off or small-run casting in silver, bronze, copper, and brass. He has used it for medallions, buckles, sword pommels & brooches.

There will be a talk & show & tell for maybe the first hour or so. The rest of the time will be devoted to playing with the equipment and materials I am bringing up. I think I have enough gear to have maybe three people working at once, so we’ll have to take turns or work in groups. But if all goes well we should be able to do maybe three batches of three small-ish bronze castings (a buckle, medallion, brooch, etc.).

If you already have a model that might work for sandcasting, bring it, and we’ll try to cast it, or tell you why we can’t! The instructor will bring some models, too. For the sake of time and to make sure there are enough materials on hand, let’s try to keep the student pieces on the smaller side (something with the volume of maybe five US quarters or less would seem reasonable – that would come out to an ounce of metal.

Flat-backed is easiest, and there cannot be any undercuts. The model will basically be pressed into moist sand, and will then need to be removed without disturbing the sand. A pewter site token or award medallion from a soapstone casting would be great. Hardened (baked) polymer clay (Sculpey, Fimo, etc.) would be a good modeling material if you want to make something.

We can do silver, but you’ll have to bring your own silver 🙂

The instructor will be handling the molten metal, but you should still bring at least safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you want to stand closer, a face shield, hat, gloves, and long sleeves or welding jacket should be added to that list. You could also bring files and/or a rotary tool with cutting and grinding attachments, for cleaning up your castings (BYO safety gear for those things!).

Plain ol’ work clothes. SCA garb not necessary. Bring a chair, if you like.

Molten bronze is quite dangerous so we will have to ask that younger kids not be in the garage for at least some parts of this.

This will all be a bit freeform.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 

You can follow the facebook event link Metal Casting Workshop at William’s to see what questions others are asking about this workshop and to contact the instructor.

Updated: 11/22/2017

Garb Get Together: Sunday, December 3, 2017 beginning at 10:00 AM

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There will be a garb get together at the home of Lady Admiranda Howard on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The workshop will start at 10 AM and will be held in Orono, Maine.

Come work on your new SCA garb or swing by and get help & inspiration for a new project.

FOLLOW THIS WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

If you read the Garb Get Together event page on facebook you can ask questions and learn more about the workshop prior to December 3rd.